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Grateful Dead Live at Allan Theater on 1971-10-29

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Grateful Dead Live at Allan Theater on 1971-10-29

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Truckin', Sugaree, El Paso, Loser, Playin' In The Band, Brown Eyed Women, Beat It On Down The Line, Brokedown Palace, Jack Straw, Tennessee Jed, Mexicali Blues, Big Railroad Blues, Casey Jones Cryptical Envelopement-> Drums-> The Other One-> Me & My Uncle-> The Other One-> Cryptical Envelopement-> Deal, Sugar Magnolia, Ramble On Rose, Not Fade Away-> Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad-> Not Fade Away, E: One More Saturday Night

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Allan Theater
Location Cleveland, OH

Source Recording Info: SBD (7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk) -> Cass (Tascam 122mkIII) -> Dat (3800/48k) Transfer Info: Dat (Sony D8) -> RME Hammerfall Digiface -> Sharp MV10 -> Samplitude v7.02 Professional -> SHN
Transferred by Charlie Miller


Recording Info: SBD (7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk) -> Cass (Tascam 122mkIII) -> Dat (3800/48k) Transfer Info: Dat (Sony D8) -> RME Hammerfall Digiface -> Sharp MV10 -> Samplitude v7.02 Professional -> SHN Transfered and Edited By Charlie Miller


Reviewer: tanman82 - favoritefavoritefavorite - November 2, 2015
Subject: tenn jed - playin in da band
1st - another playing in za band with kieth playin organ. i havent gone thru all the 10/71 - 12/71 shows but it is interesting he was 'experimenting' with an 'organ.' by 72 he was playing strictly piano as far as i know he didnt add other keyboards besides the grand piano until 73. in 74 he used a wide variety of sounds besides just piano. i always wondered about the lack of different keyboards from keith early in his tenure because in the rehearsal tapes from 9/71,10/71 he was using organ (tenn Jed). i dont have the Dead 'gear' book so im curious what he was using in fall 71.

regarding Tenn Jed. up beat and Jerry is ripping. this version might inspire me to go thru all the versions from 10/71 -12/71 to really see how this one compares
Reviewer: njpg - favoritefavoritefavorite - September 25, 2011
Subject: A few little sound problems
lessen the greatness of this one by a little bit, but for a '71 show the set list stands out a lot more than can allow me to agree with some of these other reviews: the Other One/Uncle/Deal sandwich is pretty damn adventurous, and that's before the usual Not Fade/Goin Down the Road. Pretty darn good, I'd say.
Reviewer: grifftrain2000 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 8, 2011
Subject: 1971-10-29 allan theater
Ive seen a lot of reviews that say this is just another show with no real highlights, but everyone has their favorite shows and reasons why they like certain shows, and for me this is just one of those shows that stand above the rest. Listen to Tennessee Jed. To me its got a funkier groove than normal. The sound quality is certainly not the best, but good enough. Give this show a chance, and I think you will like what you hear
Reviewer: Cliff Hucker - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 24, 2010
Subject: Terrific show
Both of the second set jam suites are excellent. But this is not even close to a five a star performance. (92 pts)
Reviewer: mikeyank99 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 12, 2010
Subject: review
some people say this is just another show but this fuckin rocks i love this stuff thank god for the dead fuck 5 stars this is ten
Reviewer: snow_and_rain - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 6, 2008
Subject: Cryptical -> Deal !!
This show is essential if only for the sheer awesomeness of the 21-minute Other One, the inclusion of an OO-> MAMU-> OO sandwich (which I love), and the very cool transition from the Cryptical reprise into Deal. I never realized before how well those two fit together!
Reviewer: Dylan M - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 22, 2007
Subject: Dead Development
Pig missing, Keith filling in.

Great show all together. Can't help but those these transitional shows.

Early Ramble on Rose is bad ass and Jerry is having quite a fun time. His vocalizations are different than what the song would become and its cool to hear him developing what will soon become a gem.

That's It For The Other one opener is solid with great phil/jerry interplay.

This early Keith Godchaux concert shows him playing to impress. He might not have had his jazzy thang going on or perfected like it would become, but he's hammering away at the keys and adding an energy that would ultimatly change the Dead, for better as some would say and hope.

Sugar Magnolia has great vocalization and Bobby rhythm.

Quality show even without Pig. his presence missed is felt however...
Reviewer: RastaMike - favoritefavoritefavorite - October 26, 2006
Subject: 'those were times" not soon forgotten
Hey Now, This was my second show. The place was called the Allen Theater.A dying movie house, one of the first wide screen theaters built in the 1920's. The NRPS opened the show,saw my first real Hell Angels. Nice to hear this show again.
Low key,as in not alot alot of pressure on the band, the crowd was smoking & joking and the band were doing their thing. Keith was the new guy and the "long strange trip" was just beginning for me. I saw Ratdog last night,10/22/06 right down street from this place in another old theater. It was a good show,but hearing this Halloween show from 1971, well Sure do miss Jerry Garcia! What a guy!
Reviewer: thewomble - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 25, 2006
Subject: No wonder they hired him!
This is a great Other One. Keith at the top of the mix and playing like a demon! Overall, an overlooked show. It may be average for Autumn 71, but this was a magic period for the Dead and the average is bloody high!
Reviewer: MushroomEagle - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 17, 2006
Subject: DUANE
Highlights here is the 21 minute The Other One and Sugar Magnolia. Keys are a little too prevalant in the mix but the sound otherwise is good.

This show may appear to be run-of-the-mill but this is the day that Duane Allman died ... so i'd like to think that many of these songs were inspired on some level by his passing. Its not unusual that no one mentions that because even the amazing "Grateful Dead - The Illustrated Trip" giant coffee-table book/dead almanac mentions nothing about Duane Allman on this date when he sadly left the world. Love ya' Duane...

oh...and bob weir sucks.
Reviewer: auggie - favoritefavoritefavorite - September 30, 2004
Subject: Typical '71
This show could be one of dozens performed during this year. Nothing very memorable but well played and still Good Old Grateful Dead. Sound quality is muffled and Keith is out front in this mix but not unlistenable by any means.

1st set is loaded with typical '71 stuff the highlight being a well done Brokendown. 2nd set is based around a strong Other One and it ends with guess what, NFA>GDTRFB>NFA. Like I said its typical '71.
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